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Aug 28, 2019

Passing a Camel Through Ellis Island: Arab-American Press and the Immigration Act of 1924

This post was written by Diogo Bercito, a Brazilian journalist who worked as a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Beirut, and Cairo. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Arab Studies at Georgetown University, where he researches Arab migration to Latin America. He was a recipient of the Khayrallah Center’s Visiting Scholar Grant in May of 2019. A… 

Aug 24, 2016

Michael Shadid: A Syrian Socialist

This blog post is co-authored by Dr. Akram Khater, Director, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and professor of History at NC State, and Sarah Soleim, a PhD student in Public History at NC State specializing in twentieth-century United States history. Sarah’s last posted on Migration and health. Akram last posted on teaching the history of Lebanon.… 

Aug 11, 2015

Ameen Rihani, Lebanese activist for Palestine

Jacob Norris is Lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2010. His book, Land of Progress: Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, 1905-1948, was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. His current research focuses on the town… 

Aug 28, 2014

Lebanese Festival photos

In case you missed the 2014 Lebanese Festival hosted by the Triangle Lebanese Association, you can view photos from the event here.  Thank you to NC Museum of History for the photographs. And don’t forget to check out Cedars in the Pines at NC Museum of History before it moves to Tyron Palace in New Bern, NC. 

Aug 25, 2014

Final week of Museum Exhibition

This is the final week of Cedars in the Pines, one of the most popular exhibits at the NC Museum of History. Check it out before it heads to Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC. 

Aug 18, 2014

A Message from our Director

As we draw near to the final days of the Cedars in the Pines exhibit at the NC Museum of History (closing August 31), I wanted to update you on some exciting news about the project. 1. Move to Tryon Palace: After closing in Raleigh, we will take the exhibit to the Tryon Palace in New Bern! The… 

Aug 12, 2014

Exhibit leaving Raleigh soon

We are so proud of the work we accomplished with the support and donations of the community in bringing together a full-scale museum exhibition that features the contributions and history of the Lebanese in North Carolina from the 1890s to today. The museum exhibit “Cedars in the Pines” has been so well-received, making it one… 

Aug 8, 2014

Festival scavenger hunt, great success!

This is a guest post from Margie Merod, Assistant Director, The Lebanese in North Carolina Project. Saturday, August 2nd saw a great turnout at the Cedars in the Pines festival hosted by the Triangle Lebanese Association (TLA)  and the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies. Lebanese-Americans, tourists, and Raleighites flocked to the NC Museum of History… 

Aug 6, 2014

Over 1,000 visit exhibit in 1 day!

On Saturday, during the Lebanese festival held at the NC Museum of History, nearly 2.400 people visited the museum. Of this high volume, over 1,000 passed through the Cedars in the Pines exhibit to learn about Lebanese history in the state and to interact with maps, video games, dance lessons, stereographs and more. The lobby was… 

Aug 1, 2014

Tomorrow: Lebanese Festival in Raleigh

Come celebrate Lebanese culture at the North Carolina Museum of History 5 E. Edenton Street, downtown Raleigh Food, dancing and activities of the whole family!